|Subject:||RE: [TowerTalk] 2 element 40m steppir yagi|
|From:||"Wally Klinger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 07 Oct 2004 15:24:07 -0500|
If it were offered by StepIR, I would buy it immediately. It is just what I am looking for. I would probably buy the 4 element IR beam, put it underneath it. Then I would sandwich a 6 meter beam between the two antennas. I currently have a C31XR at 73" a 40 meter rotary dipole at 78' and a A3WS at 84'.
Don't get me wrong, the C31 is wonderful........ The finest tribander that I have ever used in 31 years of ham radio. Force 12 is one awesome company and product! I have frequntly told Tom that I owe my DXCC (closing in on honor roll) to him! :)
The EF140 is an excellent product. I am closing in on 130 DXCC countries on 40 CW, and I didn't work all that hard at it. With my new 30 meter inverted Vee, (2 weeks new) I have worked 25 countries thus far.
The A3 has served me well too. In the 150-175 range each on 12/17.
I have nothing on 6 as of now. I suspect that I missed the boat this sunspot cycle (?)
The proposed configuration would give me gain on 40/30........ and the ability to cover the CONUS (within reason) for my 20 meter nets that I am fond of. Also the contesting element allures me.
The 4 element IR would give me gain on 20 meters (4 active elements as opposed to 3 with the C31). It will be on a par with the 15 meter performance of the C31, and I would lose a bit on 10, where I have the most worked/confirmed already. The slight loss in gain won't be missed too much so long as we have propagation. It would improve my gain on 12/17.
Then there is 6 meters.
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